Illinois expunges nearly 500,000 cannabis-related records


Illinois started off the new year with nearly half a million less cannabis-related arrests on record. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced in a series of Twitter posts on Thursday the state had expunged “nearly 500,000 low-level cannabis related records.” “Today, I also pardoned 9,219 low-level cannabis conviction records, for a total of 20,000 since the signing of Illinois’ recreation cannabis legislation, the most equity centric in the nation,” he added in another post. .en.

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